United States Air Force - E-4 Senior Airman
Yearly Base Pay
$28,721 - $34,866
Monthly Base Pay
$2,393.40 - $2,905.50
Hourly Base Pay *
$14.96 - $18.16
Air Force Senior Airman - Rank Details
Senior Airman (SrA)
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What are a Senior Airman's Responsibilities?
A senior airman in the U.S. Air Force is the fourth lowest enlisted rank and directly above airman first class. It is equivalent to the rank of specialist or corporal in the Army/Marines, and petty officer third class in the Navy/Coast Guard. A senior airman is the first enlisted rank that is rarely awarded to an entry-level airman. They have greater responsibility and are expected to be more knowledgeable than younger airmen.
Senior airmen should be technically effective at their skill or be close to proficient. More experienced senior airmen may also be supervising younger airmen. Most senior airmen are expected to begin developing leadership abilities in preparation for becoming a non-commissioned officer (NCO). Some senior airmen may also be selected to be a recruiter or a military training instructor at basic training.
Senior airmen should also be completing coursework en-route to an associate's or bachelor's degree. In addition, senior airmen should expect to attend the Airman Leadership School, a six-week professional military education course, in order to hone their leadership skills.
What is a Senior Airman's Paygrade?
On this page you can learn more about a Senior Airman's payscale, the process of becoming a Senior Airman, and the history of the rank in the United States Air Force.
Air Force Senior Airman Pay Calculator
Starting pay for a Senior Airman is $2,393.40 per month, with raises for experience resulting in a maximum base pay of $2,905.50 per month. You can use the simple calculator below to see basic and drill pay for a Senior Airman, or visit our Air Force pay calculator for a more detailed salary estimate.
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Equivalent Ranks to an Air Force Senior Airman
The table below lists the equivalent ranks of an Air Force Senior Airman, and their insignia, in the other four branches of the United States' Armed Services.